Father's Love Letter

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“Father’s Love Letter” Celebrate Recovery First Baptist Church Wylie, Texas February 8, 2011

You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm 139:1:

I know when you sit down and when you rise up Psalm 139:2 You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm 139:1

I am familiar with all your ways Psalm 139:3 :

I am familiar with all your ways Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image Genesis 1:27 :

For you were made in my image Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring Acts 17:28 :

For you are my offspring Acts 17:28 I chose you when I planned creation Ephesians 1:11-12

I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah 1:5 :

I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah 1:5 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book Psalm 139:15-16

You are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14 :

You are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother’s womb Psalm 139:13

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I brought you forth on the day you were born Psalm 71:6 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live Acts 17:26

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love 1 John 4:16 :

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you 1 John 3:1

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Simply because you are my child and I am your Father 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father Matthew 5:48 :

For I am the perfect father Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs Matthew 6:31-33:

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs Matthew 6:31-33 My plans for your future have always been filled with hope Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love Jeremiah 31:3 :

Because I love you with an everlasting love Jeremiah 31:3 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore Psalm 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing Zephaniah 3:17:

And I rejoice over you with singing Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession Exodus 19:5 :

For you are my treasured possession Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things Jeremiah 33:3 :

And I want to show you great and marvelous things Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires Philippians 2:13 :

For it is I who gave you those desires Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 :

For I am your greatest encourager 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you Psalm 34:18 :

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes Revelation 21:3-4 :

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes Revelation 21:3-4 And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth Revelation 21:3-4

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed John 17:26 :

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed John 17:26 I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus John 17:23

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He is the exact representation of my being Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 :

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you 1 John 4:10 :

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you 1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me 1 John 2:23 :

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me 1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen Luke 15:7 :

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen Luke 15:7

My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:2-13 :

My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:2-13 I have always been Father, and will always be Father Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:2-13 :

My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:2-13 I am waiting for you